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The Monsoon Raga

If we tell you to picture monsoon, will you think of Raj Kapoor and Nargis iconic song “Pyaar hua ikraar hua” in the black and white panorama? Does the pleasant weather after the rain shower make you hop onto your bike and hit the gas?
The monsoon season has always been the best friend to romantic mood. We have a compiled a list of evergreen monsoon songs that are alive and fresh even today. Whether you’re taking a long drive with your friends or happily munching on hot pakoras in the balcony, this playlist is going to set your mood from boring to happy, especially if you’re the generation of Amitabh Bachhan and Rekha era.
Rim Jhim Girey Saawan
A melodious, sweet celebration of the monsoons from the 70s. This song is also unforgettable because of the picturization on one of the favourite couples Amitabh Bachhan and Moushmi Chatterjee in the endless mumbai rains!
Gode Jaisi Chaal, Hathi
Jaisi Dum, O Saawan Raja, Kahan se Aaye Tum A very popular song from equally popular movie ‘Dil Toh Pagal Hai’ is a favourite foot tapping track even today!
Barsaat Mein Humse Miley Tum
This haunting line of the 50s is still hummable and one of the most favourite monsoon film tunes heard.
O Sajana, Barkha Bahar Aayi
Picturized on very beautiful Sadhana Shivdasani, this is one of the best renditions of Lata Mangeshkar. It is a love ballad of a lady waiting for her beloved.
Rim Jhim Ke Tarane Leke Aayi Barsaat
This is another addictive song of Bollywood in the ageless voices of Mohammad Rafi and Geeta Dutt.
Saawan Ke Jhope Pade, Tum Chalo Aao
This beautiful song sung by Lata Mangeshkar is simply unforgettable.
Ghir Aayi Kaari Ghata Matwari, Sawaan Ki Ayi Bahaar Re
A catchy song that can definitely not be missed in your monsoon playlist.
Ghanan Ghanan, Ghir Ghir Aaye Badra
Based on Hindustani Classical Raagas, this song from Oscar nominated ‘Lagaan’ is a treat to the ears. It is composed by music Maestro A R Rehman.
Aaj Rapat Jaayen, Toh Humein Naa Uthaiyo
From ‘Namakhalal’, this is yet another unforgettable song we cannot skip. The lead couple Amitabh Bachhan and Smita Patil are picturized dancing in the rain.
Allah Megh De Paani De Chhaya De Wonderful voice and music by S. D. Barman from the film ‘Guide’, this is the ultimate song for the monsoon according to many!
While you read those success stories of women entrepreneurs in the magazine, plug in the earphones, sit back and relax.

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